News : USA trip – Bayern loses first friendly match – sports

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USA trip - Bayern loses first friendly match - sports

Against the Arsenal there is a 1: 2. Coach Niko Kovac uses different teams in both halves - the additions Benjamin Pavard and Fiete Arp make their debut.

FC Bayern München have lost the first of three test matches on their trip to the United States after a late goal. In the entertaining 1: 2 (0: 0) on Wednesday evening (local time) in Los Angeles against Arsenal scored the recently substitute attacker Eddie Nketiah in the 88th minute of the game the winning goal for the Gunners. Goalkeeper Robert Lewandowski had equalized with a header (71) before the 0: 1 by an own goal by young actor Louis Poznanski. The 18-year-old deflected a shot from former Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang unhappy in his own goal (49.).

In ideal outdoor conditions, the 26,704 spectators at the MLS Los Angeles Galaxy stadium were well entertained. There was a lot of tempo in the game and both teams had quite a few chances to score. Bayern coach Niko Kovac put in the first test of the season preparation in both halves different teams. In view of the still sparse professional squad, six junior players were deployed. The new additions Benjamin Pavard and Fiete Arp made their debut. The defense for world champions Pavard and Niklas Süle wobbled after the break but bad.

In the scoreless first round Thomas Müller failed in the best Bayern chance on strongly reacting ex-Leverkusen Bernd Leno in the Arsenal goal (32). On the other hand, Manuel Neuer was also able to excel when he was able to defend a shot from former DFB counterpart Mesut Özil from an acute angle (38.). As part of the International Champions Cup Bayern meet in their remaining games during the US tour on Real Madrid and AC Milan.

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